Woods Hall has a long history on the UA campus, longer than most other buildings.
Built right after the Civil War, it was still a landmark over a hundred years later, when student protests halted its demolition. It was renovated in the 1970s, and today it houses the Department of Art and Art History. Let’s take a look at the building’s use over the years.
If you peek through the trees, you’ll see the building, circa 1874. There are still ruins of Civil War destruction in the foreground.
In the late 19th century, the building housed cadets. Here they are practicing their drills.
In the 1910s, folks arrived on campus in horse and buggy.
The building saw the calm 1950s…
…and well as the turbulent 1960s.
Here it is, filled with students, in 1969.
In 1975, the building was under renovation.
Here it is later that year, after the renovation was complete.